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Amouroud Dark Orchid Perfume Review

Amouroud Dark Orchid

It’s really odd how some perfumes connect with you. I’m sure if I spent some time in therapy or doing some sort of self-help workbook, I could probably come up with some conclusion as to why I’m drawn to certain perfumes more than others. My tastes are broad; I like perfumes from all genres. However, it seems like I’m not too picky when it comes to white floral and incense. I tend to like those over the top “femme fatale” sort of perfumes…or at least what I perceive… Continue reading | 4 Comments

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Dusita Melodie de L’Amour EDP Perfume Review

Dusita Melodie de l'Amour

 

Dusita is a new(ish) French perfume house (with roots in Thailand) that all my perfume blogger friends have been talking about. The brand isn’t available in person in NYC and I’ve been trying to refrain from buying samples, I didn’t rush on the bandwagon and try the scents. Feeling sorry for me (I’m exaggerating), a friend/blogger/perfume lover sent me samples to try. (Aren’t perfume people the absolute best?)¹ Being me, I was like, is there a rose? Nope. Please tell me there is a white… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Narciso Rodriguez NARCISO EDP Perfume Review

Narciso Rodriguez perfume

Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume

In the world of perfumery, the word “synthetic” may have negative connotations since marketing has clouded quality with words like “natural” to justify high prices for products. “Synthetic” is often used to describe “cheap” headache inducing perfumes in a world where if you utter the word “chemical” you’ll incite hysteria. However, synthetic shouldn’t always be viewed with an unfavorable mindset. Synthetics in perfumery can create an abstract beauty that makes realism appear pedestrian.

The appeal of Narciso Rodriguez perfumes is… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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Olivine She Belongs There Perfume Oil Review

Olivine She Belongs There

Last week, I reviewed a natural perfume with a realistic gardenia note. This perfume ignited an olfactory craving for gardenia. I went through my collection and samples looking for gardenia-centric perfumes. I came across some Olivine Atelier perfume oils that are white floral focused. Right now, She Belongs There is satisfying my gardenia cravings.

She Belongs There is a white floral. It opens with a humid gardenia that has the faintest hint of “mushroom”. As it wears, the jasmine takes over. It’s a clean, fresh… Continue reading | 2 Comments

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Aether Arts Reefer Madness Perfume Oil Review

Aether Arts Reefer Madness

A few years ago, I put together a guide of perfumes with marijuana accords. Since then, there’s been many more launched with the theme of “high perfumery”. In fact, Colorado based, Aether Arts, has an entire collection of fragrances dedicated to weed, The Cannabis Series.

Reefer Madness is the fourth perfume in this series. The name comes from the delightfully terrible exploitation “movie with a moral” turned midnight movie flick, Reefer Madness. To my surprise, this perfume brings to mind the… Continue reading | 4 Comments